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Poster: snarle Date: Nov 16, 2006 10:48pm
Forum: forums Subject: FTP, item already exists

I have atempted to upload this item danelarsen2006_no4_20aug_8oct_public.pdf Several times with Cyberduck, IE 5 (grrrr), and Fetch. Cyberduck says the item already exists and was created January 1, 1970, and that I don't have permission to overwrite it. IE 5, I'd never tried for FTP before, and was too much of a mess. Fetch said that I didn't have permission to upload anything, though it logged in and took me to the right directory.

I have been successful uploading with Cyberduck before, and I would rather not rename the item and start over because it is part of a larger collection, and I am trying to stick to the same naming format.

thanks

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffARossi Date: Nov 17, 2006 6:08pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: FTP, item already exists

Hi,

I checked your item back in, and then checked it out and uploaded a test file (test.txt) without any problems using FTP. So there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with the server or the item itself. That leads me to think that either there's an issue with your FTP software, or you're using the wrong login, or something like that. I'm definitely not an expert on Cyberduck, I use SmartFTP most of the time, so I'm not sure I can help with other information. There doesn't appear to be anything wrong on our end, anyway.
http://www.archive.org/details/danelarsen2006_no4_20aug_8oct_public.pdf
Sorry I can't be of more assistance.

Alexis

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Poster: snarle Date: Nov 17, 2006 10:08pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: FTP, item already exists

I tried again with the real item, and a test item, and this is the error message I got:
FTP Error: Rename/move failure: Permission denied (danelarsen2006_no4_20aug_8oct_public.pdf)
FTP Error: Prohibited file name: /danelarsen2006_no4_20aug_8oct_public.pdf/test 2.rtf (test 2.rtf)
FTP Error: Prohibited file name: /test 2.rtf (test 2.rtf)

When I try the real item I get this message

Remote File:
ftp://dxxxxxxxxxn@gmail.com@ia331314.us.archive.org:21/danelarsen2006_no4_20aug_8oct_public.pdf
Thursday, January 1, 1970 6:59:59 AM Asia/Bangkok
Unknown size

Local File:
/Users/jxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxn/Desktop/sketchbooks/public versions/2006/
Friday, November 17, 2006 12:20:54 PM Asia/Bangkok
128.5 MB

my options are: Cancel, Skip, Resume, Overwrite
I've tried them all, and none seem to work. Skip, resume and overwrite all lead to the first error message.

Finally I checked it back in and and out again and tried again with Fetch, which hadn't worked yesterday. This time it is magically uploading. I suppose I will have to switch FTP clients. It's amazing the a program can mess up something I could do in the command line if I would bother to learn how.

Thanks for checking. I am still puzzled by the existing file message, any explanation?

This post was modified by snarle on 2006-11-18 06:07:24

This post was modified by snarle on 2006-11-18 06:08:26

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffARossi Date: Nov 20, 2006 10:59am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: FTP, item already exists

Ah ha! Your file name has a space in it. - test 2.rtf

Here's the full FAQ about file names: http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#216

But basically, you can't have spaces or any of several other characters in a file name - like &()",' etc.

Change the file name of your item, and you should be able to upload it.

Thanks,

Alexis

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Poster: snarle Date: Nov 20, 2006 4:33pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: FTP, item already exists

Well, I got the real one uploaded, the one called danelarsen2006_no4_20aug_8oct_public.pdf. So I guess it was a cyberduck problem, not a naming problem (for the real file, not the test item).

Any ideas why I would be told a file created in 1970 was already there?

Thanks again for looking into it